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  • How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”
    How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

    The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from a background in network TV where a “television franchise” could…

  • Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm
    Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

    In a major announcement today, the Walt Disney Company announced it would acquire Lucasfilm. The rumors of this acquisition had been percolating to the surface over the last few days. More details soon, but here’s the press release to get starred. As if that big news wasn’t enough, they also…

  • Jay Rasulo Talks Up Disney’s Fiscal Future
    Jay Rasulo Talks Up Disney’s Fiscal Future

    Financially, this last quarter may have been a bit rougher than The Walt Disney Company forecasted, but things are alright now. At least according to CFO Jay Rasulo. One of the things new studio boss Alan Horn has been doing is reviewing all existing film projects, apparently he saw something…

  • Bob Iger Comes Clean on DCA
    Bob Iger Comes Clean on DCA

    Businessweek recently conducted an interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger during which the recent extreme makeover of Disney California Adventure was a centerpiece. What I found interesting about the interview was how candid Iger was about some of the things went wrong with the original version of the park. “Like…

  • Iger Cashes In Thanks to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
    Iger Cashes In Thanks to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

    Editor: Please welcome new guest author Daniel Ross The Avengers helped set even more records away from the box-office. Powered by the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Walt Disney Company (DIS on the NYSE) stocks rose to their highest level ever at $45.36 per share. Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, decided…

  • Disney Studio Chief Rich Ross Resigns
    Disney Studio Chief Rich Ross Resigns

    Rich Ross has resigned from his post as Walt Disney Studios Chair. After being promoted from his job running The Disney Channel, Ross has experienced a rocky road with full of strained relationships with many Hollywood insiders, not to mention others inside the Mouse House. Although technically only a few…

  • Disney Announces “Heroes Work Here” Veteran Jobs Program
    Disney Announces “Heroes Work Here” Veteran Jobs Program

    Touting the motto “Heroes Work Here. Employ excellence. Hire veterans” President and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger announced a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans yesterday at The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) Annual Shareholder meeting in Kansas City. The Heroes Work Here program continues Disney’s…

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